Compassion is like a sense of caring, of concern for others’ difficulties and pain. Motivated by concern we act in the most skillful way possible even though we are not always right. We learn from our mistakes and fine tune next time. This concern goes out not only to family and friends, but all other people and animals, even enemies. If we think only of ourselves and forget about other people, our minds occupy a very small area and even tiny problems appear very big. When we develop concern for others, our minds automatically widen, our hearts open, and our own problems, even big ones, will become less significant.
Recognize, and let go
Compassion for others works best starting with compassion for ourselves. During this most challenging time of our lives, taking good care of ourselves is paramount. It is a matter of survival. Let’s make recognizing feeling […]
2018 Nov. 25 Shantideva “A Guide to The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”
Nov. 25, 2018 Shantideva “A Guide to The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” Shantideva “A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life” is one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist texts regarding compassion. Dr. Barry Kerzin […]
“True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively. Through universal altruism, you develop […]